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Bramble Shoot Moth

By Ade_Osman    
Bramble Shoot Moth Epiblema uddmanniana

12 shot stacked image of a Bramble Shoot Moth (I had to work quickly) concentrating on the eye detail of this tiny micro moth that has a wingspan of just 15mm. V2 & 3 are other small stacks that shows the moth in it's entirety. It's a very common and widely distributed species, occupying woodland and hedgerows anywhere bramble occurs, instantly recognisable by the chocolate-brown blotch on the forewing, contrasting with a greyish ground colour. Common it maybe, but trying to get a sharp image of this tiny little fellow is another ball game and trying to do a stack was nigh on impossible, but I love a challenge.

Hedgehog Update
We've a few hogs in residence and looking like they've gone into hibernation, however and this is just typical none of them have hibernated in the boxes that have cameras and I've been advised not to disturb them, so they'll be left well alone with just the odd visual check now and again to see if they're ok. Still getting visits by one or two other hardy individuals that live elsewhere, quite where I haven't as yet discovered, but they seem to know that visiting our garden means an easy meal, I've still got 2 hibernation boxes vacant and I'm hoping they'll take up residence in those before it gets really cold.......
The Wood Mice box that was made a few days ago is already being used, although the mice are very much in and out of that at the moment. I'm thinking that they're probably caching anything they can grab from it and storing it elsewhere until they get used to the fact that they're not under any threat by using it, but I'm no expert on these matters so that's just pretty much a guess, hopefully though over the next few days they'll get used to the idea and we'll be able to see them on camera for a little longer than we did last night.
Now that the clocks have gone back and it gets dark sooner we won't hopefully have to wait so long until seeing any activity. The camera's are currently on test until dark tonight as I had the system crash last night, but I've had a tinker so the system should be a little more stable tonight......He say's hopefully Wink But if you wish to tune in the place as always to visit is Ade's Hedgehog & Garden Wildlife Cam

Hope everyone had a great weekend, regards to all as always......Ade

Tags: General Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting Bramble Shoot Moth Epiblema uddmanniana

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 1:40PM
fantastic detail in the eye ade the full on v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Oct 2012 1:43PM
Would love to just spot a moth at present, Ade, but we have Force 7 gales so nothing is hanging around for me Sad. Three superb images, as always. Carol
aeras 6 6 Cyprus
28 Oct 2012 2:06PM
Great details !
cdm36 14 391 7 England
28 Oct 2012 2:20PM
Love that eye Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Oct 2012 2:27PM
Wonderful result from this stacking procedure in V 1 again, capturing fine detail just where you wanted. A great set all round though, Ade.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
28 Oct 2012 2:30PM
You are so good at this especially has it is almost camouflage dressed

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
28 Oct 2012 2:44PM
Awesome macro photography Ade.


Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Oct 2012 3:13PM
One great set !!GrinGrinGrin
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 3:26PM
Amazing detail, a wonderful set
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Oct 2012 3:38PM
Three superb shots Ade. I think my vote goes to V3 with the wonderful view of markings.
three lovely shots nice detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Oct 2012 3:45PM
Tremendous detail in these moth macros Ade, you are on top form today.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 3:50PM
Cant believe the detail you have achieved in the eye, wonderful overall image.
Well done, Ade.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Oct 2012 4:06PM
I'm completely in awe of your stacking. Excellent work.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Oct 2012 4:13PM
Nice big eyes and scuzzy mustache!!! H
9 10 10 England
28 Oct 2012 4:44PM
Discovered that with my new laptop I can connect with your hedgehog cam so hopefully will be able to see some activity.Smile
Your photographic work is just amazing Ade - superb set today.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
28 Oct 2012 4:51PM
Just amazing detail.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 4:53PM
Love his green eyesGrinGrin Great work!
Tibetan 5 3 England
28 Oct 2012 5:19PM
V1. good eye contact must be friendly lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 5:23PM
Wonderful super-macro Ade, top quality work
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
28 Oct 2012 5:51PM
Stunning details (as always!)! Smile

(Just visited the Wood Mouse box - love the message written inside! Wink)
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
28 Oct 2012 5:58PM

Quote:Just visited the Wood Mouse box - love the message written inside!

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin I came over all silly this morning Karen, Sue, the wife thinks I've finally lost the plot!

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 6:05PM
Basil brush comes to mind. Superb shots. IB
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 7:03PM
Impressive set.

28 Oct 2012 7:31PM
Three beautifully detailed shots Ade.

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 7:34PM
You are the number one in this field Ade, i admire your skills.
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
28 Oct 2012 7:50PM
Superb detail to this wonderful capture Ade, I admire your patience and skill to produce these beautiful images, Very well done, Bill.
28 Oct 2012 8:10PM
just brill
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 8:31PM
Amazing detail on all three shots of the moth but V1 I like for the eye and hair do, love reading your updates on the hog will have a peek in a mo
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Oct 2012 10:06PM
V2 for me - of course v1 is very impressive put it is the beautiful oriental carpet pattern in the wings that does it for me.
I have actually taken a photo of one of those but not even half as good an then it buzzed off.
btw did you see the big moth (more my size) that I uploaded a couple of days ago Tongue
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 7:15AM
That eye in V1 is up to you usual 'superb' capturing of these 'critter's' Ade
a great set
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 3:03PM
Excellent images and informative as ever Ade.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 4:43PM
V1 for me, wonderful work to get such detail on the bramble shoot, Ade.
I'm staying with my daughter and have had connection problems, so haven't been able to view your garden for a while.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 6:19PM
Challenge it may have been but as ever you were up to it - great set Ade

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